BMC Pediatrics is calling for submissions to our Collection on Anxiety disorders in children.
Anxiety disorders affect a significant portion of the global child population, posing numerous challenges to their overall well-being and development. They can manifest in various forms, including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), separation anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and specific phobias. Understanding the unique features and complexities of these disorders is crucial for accurately diagnosing and treating affected children.
This collection aims to explore the nature of childhood anxiety, its underlying causes, and effective intervention and management strategies, as well as the associations between genetic and environmental factors that contribute to the onset and maintenance of anxiety disorders.
Potential topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Longitudinal studies examining the trajectory of anxiety disorders in children
- Investigation of risk and protective factors influencing the development of anxiety disorders
- Assessment tools and diagnostic approaches tailored specifically for children
- Exploration of the relationship between childhood anxiety and comorbid conditions
- Efficacy and effectiveness of evidence-based interventions and treatment modalities
- Culturally sensitive and inclusive interventions addressing anxiety in diverse populations
- Innovative technological solutions for assessing and treating childhood anxiety
We encourage submissions from a variety of fields, including psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience, and education. This collection aims to address critical gaps in our understanding of anxiety disorders in children, which may contribute to improved diagnostic accuracy and enhanced therapeutic outcomes.
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